Located in what was the Administration South building, this was one of four original buildings constructed in 1949, and it housed the first library at what was then Little Rock Junior College. This is a three floor 33,500 square feet structure that the nursing program fully occupies. The building showcases a new 22-bed, state-of-the art simulation hospital in a 9,500-square-foot facility in which students deliver patient care in a realistic environment. It provides over 3,800 square feet of space in addition to a 1,762 square foot computer learning resource center with a 100-station computer lab and student lounge area in addition to two 98-seat auditorium style and one 60-seat classroom with modern teaching technology.
Project Financing & Timeline
The university received $2.5 million in 2009 from a bond approved by the Board of Trustees to fund the renovation. The project began in October 2012, and it was completed in August 2013.
- Building Contractor: East Harding Construction
- Architectural Firm: Taggart Architects
- Engineering Firm: Bernhard TME
The Nursing building received LEED® Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council.
Photos courtesy of East Harding Construction